The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum (http://www.arbnet.org/arboretum-accreditation.html) has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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Obituaries

John Thomas Rowell, Jr. , 91
Born: Friday, March 18, 1927
Died: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Kathleen “Kathy” Beechem, 67
Born: Tuesday, September 18, 1951
Died: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Nancy Ratliff, 87
Born: Sunday, March 22, 1931
Died: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Dimitra Campbell , 80
Born: Sunday, July 10, 1938
Died: Monday, March 11, 2019

James Henry Lockwood V, 90
Born: Thursday, March 22, 1928
Died: Saturday, March 09, 2019

Upcoming Events

Mar 19Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Mar 24Pruning Seminar
Mar 26Grief to Peace / Tri County
Mar 28Findlay Market Opening Day Parade
Mar 31Caracole 5K
Apr 14History In Bloom
Apr 16Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Apr 18 - Apr 18Twilight Tour / April
Apr 21Easter Sunrise Service/Spring Grove
Apr 21Easter Sunrise Service / Oak Hill